The Murder Room
by Jack Sharkey
Performances March 11, 12, 13*, 17, 18, 19, 20*, 2016
*Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. All other shows at 8:00 p.m.
Director: Jan Meyer
Mavis Templeton Hollister returns home from an evening out surprised to find her new husband, Edgar Hollister, still alive. He, in turn, is surprised that she claims to have attended a church meeting that he knows for a fact had been cancelled. Edgar questions Mavis about her whereabouts but his interrogation stops abruptly when she pulls out a gun and shoots him. Chaos ensues when it comes to light that the gun was shooting blanks and Edgar’s body has vanished. This hilarious spoof of crime thrillers has all the features of the classic whodunits with a spooky, old house, surprise relatives, a poisoned cat, and, of course, secret panels.
Assistant Director-Betsy Gasoske
Edgar Hollister-Kent Coffel
Mavis Templeton Hollister-Stephanie Merritt
Mrs. Lottie Malloy-Annie Bayer
James Crandall-Ken Lopinot
Susan Hollister-Kelsey Ruthman
Barry Draper-Preston Murchison
Abel Howard-Charles N. Travers